The Judges and Host of Chopped Look Back on 20 Seasons of Memories

by in Shows, June 19th, 2014

Chopped judgesFor 20 seasons of Chopped, viewers have seen numerous winning chefs walk away with $10,000, a few grand tournament champions leave with $50,000 and many chefs walk the hallway of disappointment after being chopped on national television. And the Chopped judges have witnessed all these happenings in front of and behind the cameras. Now they share their most-memorable moments from the series, which goes into its 20th season this month.

Some of the judges reveal how impactful it’s been to be on the show, recalling a defining moment for certain chef competitors. Those who’ve competed on All-Stars talk about the difficulty of having the tables turned. Others note the camaraderie and friendship they’ve developed over the years with their fellow judges. Take a stroll down memory lane with the people who you’ve come to know on a first-name basis: Aarón, Alex, Amanda, Chris, Geoffrey, Maneet, Marc, Marcus, Scott and Ted.

Click on the photo below to launch the Most-Memorable Moments from Chopped gallery and watch full episodes to relive the judges’ highlights from the series.

Chopped Judges' Most-Memorable Moments

Visit Chopped headquarters to go inside the 20 seasons of the show and take The Judges of Chopped Quiz to find out how well you know the judging panel.

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Comments (3)

  1. JoAnn says:

    I would like to know how a person would go about getting on chopped as a challenger my son is a is in culinary school and has watched the show for years thank you JoAnn

  2. Russ Hosmer says:

    Just wanted to say that I love the show but will never watch again.
    Just watched "Pride of New Orleans", and I must say the decision was horse shit! Never thought there was bias before but this episode proves otherwise.

  3. Huger Heath says:

    A general statement; you start each show stating you must use each of the ingredients in your dish but in several shows key ingredients were left out, but the chef went on why wasn't the chef chopped? Many times the judges have stated they could not eat the dish because it was under cooked. Then they chop another chef because his dish was over cooked but edible. If you can't eat it you should be chopped. Please address these issues on the show.

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